Α Challenge to the Islamic State?
W. Hall 28th September 2014
In an article dated 25th September 2014 the journalist and former American Treasury policy maker Paul Craig Roberts posed the question: ‘Will Russia and China hold their fire until war is the only alternative?’
Roberts characterizes Obama’s September 24 speech at the UN as Obama’s September 24 speech at the UN as “the most absurd thing I have heard in my entire life. It is absolutely amazing that the president of the United States would stand before the entire world and tell what everyone knows are blatant lies… It is even more amazing that every person present did not get up and walk out of the assembly. The diplomats of the world actually sat there and listened to (these) lies from the world’s worst terrorist. They even clapped their approval.”
“It is impossible,” he continues, “ to pick the most absurd statement in Obama’s speech or the most outrageous lie. Is it this one? ‘Russian aggression in Europe recalls the days when large nations trampled small ones in pursuit of territorial ambition. Or is it this one? ‘After the people of Ukraine mobilized popular protests and calls for reform, their corrupt president fled. Against the will of the government in Kiev, Crimea was annexed. Russia poured arms into eastern Ukraine, fueling violent separatists and a conflict that has killed thousands. When a civilian airliner was shot down from areas that these proxies controlled, they refused to allow access to the crash for days. When Ukraine started to reassert control over its territory, Russia gave up the pretense of merely supporting the separatists, and moved troops across the border.’”
“The entire world,” says Roberts, “ knows that Washington overthrew the elected Ukrainian government, that Washington refuses to release its satellite photos of the destruction of the Malaysian airliner, that Ukraine refuses to release its air traffic control instructions to the airliner, that Washington has prevented a real investigation of the airliner’s destruction, that European experts on the scene have testified that both sides of the airliner’s cockpit demonstrate machine gun fire, an indication that the airliner was shot down by the Ukrainian jets that were following it. Indeed, there has been no explanation why Ukrainian jets were close on the heels of an airliner directed by Ukrainian air traffic control.”
“Who are the extremists – ISIS which cut off the heads of four journalists, or Washington which has bombed seven countries in the 21st century murdering hundreds of thousands of civilians and displacing millions?”
“Who is the worst terrorist–ISIS, a group that is redrawing the artificial boundaries created by British and French colonialists, or Washington with its Wolfowitz Doctrine, the basis of US foreign policy, which declares Washington’s dominant objective to be US hegemony over the world?”
“ISIS is the creation of Washington. ISIS consists of the jihadists Washington used to overthrow Gaddafi in Libya and then sent to Syria to overthrow Assad. If ISIS is a ‘network of death,’ a ‘brand of evil’ with which negotiation is impossible as Obama declares, it is a network of death created by the Obama regime itself. If ISIS poses the threat that Obama claims, how can the regime that created the threat be credible in leading the fight against it?”
So speaks Paul Craig Roberts. But he does not, in any case, advocate fighting against the Islamic State. He deplores the way that Russian and Chinese fears of discord among their own Muslim populations have “caused both governments to make the extremely serious strategic mistake of aligning with Washington against ISIS and with Washington’s policy of protecting Washington’s status quo in the Muslim world.”
“If Russia and China understood the deadly threat that Washington presents, both governments would operate according to the time honored principle that ‘the enemy of my enemy is my friend.’ Russia and China would arm ISIS with surface to air missiles to bring down the American planes and with military intelligence in order to achieve an American defeat. With defeat would come the overthrow of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Egypt and all of the American puppet rulers in the area. Washington would lose control over oil, and the petro-dollar would be history. It is extraordinary that instead Russia and China are working to protect Washington’s control over the Middle East and the petro-dollar.”
Even if it were desirable to do so, European citizens cannot force the governments of Russia or China to follow Paul Craig Roberts’ advice and arm the Islamic State with surface-to-air missiles and military intelligence. Something that is within our power, however, is to at least try to discover whether these terrorists will publicly acknowledge seeing the world the way Paul Craig Roberts sees it or whether they prefer to support the way Obama claims to see it, so confirming the allegations that they are mere constructs of US and Israeli secret services.
Many, if not most, jihadists – and people who identify with them – appear to accept, and want people to accept, the official US conspiracy theory that Osama Bin Laden and/or other Islamic warriors were responsible for, or at least involved in, the terrorist attacks on the United States on 11th September 2001.
Should the Islamic State and its proclaimed caliph, or “caliph”, be challenged to determine which side they are in relation to the events of 11th September 2001 and all that has followed in the subsequent “War against Terror?” Is it possible, and/or acceptable to attempt to address the “Islamic State”, and any possible competing would-be caliphates, directly?
A possible challenge to would-be caliphs could be worded as follows:
- Impartial examination of existing evidence supports the allegation that the Malaysian Airlines aircraft that crashed in Ukraine on 22nd July was brought down not by a missile fired by Ukrainian separatists or by Russians but by Ukrainian fighter aircraft. http://www.perdana4peace.org/2014/support-mh17-truth-osce-monitors-identify-shrapnel-and-machine-gun-like-holes-indicating-shelling-no-evidence-of-a-missile-attack-shot-down-by-a-military-aircraf/
- Impartial examination of existing evidence supports the allegation that the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington on September 11, 2001 were not the work of Osama Bin Laden or any other jihadist fighters but were conducted by, or with the complicity of, the US government itself. They were a “false flag operation”. http://www.perdana4peace.org/events/conferences/911_revisited/
- The Islamic State and its proclaimed caliph (and all other Jihadist groups challenging the credentials of the Islamic State’s caliphate, or “caliphate” and/or advancing competing claims to be a caliphate) are asked to state whether they support the above two assertions.
It is often said that with the dramatic, but never properly examined, events of 11th September 2001 and the subsequent “War on Terror”, the United States has created a Frankenstein monster in the form of global jihad. But the jihad and the jihadists are not the only monster. There is also the monster of a hysterical and intellectually empty “public opinion” that has provided the fuel to drive every new phase of the never-ending avalanche of destruction that has proceeded since that time.
Footnote: In response to the above article, Matthias Chang, co-founder of Malaysia’s Perdana Global Peace Movement, reiterates his view that “ISIS is a CIA, Mossad, MI5, NATO construct and there is no need to have any dialogue with this bunch of mercenaries doing the bidding of the war party. There is nothing they can add to the 9-11 truth movement…. The truth movement in the US should focus on the internal forces responsible for 9-11.